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One game away: The Surrey Eagles are on the verge of advancing to the third round of BC Hockey League playoffs after two wins in South Surrey last weekend. › see page 29

Threat to suspend licences follows teen’s death in Surrey

Four-year sentence for ‘traumatizing’ crime

Blood leads to would-be robber

Party-bus operators warned Jeff Nagel

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A man who has admitted he entered South Surrey’s South Point Pub last year wearing a mask and waving a loaded pistol will serve another three years in jail for the crime. Robbie Lee Morris was handed a four-year sentence in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster last month by Justice Robert Crawford, after pleading guilty to possession of a loaded, restricted and unlicensed firearm. Crawford credited Morris one year for time served. Crawford noted the New Year’s Day incident, in which shots were fired, had “traumatized” one participant and could have had tragic results. Fortunately, he said, Morris was on the receiving end of the “donnybrook” that ensued when he walked in on a male and female employee cleaning up after New Year’s celebrations in the early hours of Jan. 1. The female employee’s boyfriend was also in the pub at the time, Crawford said, and “threw himself ” at Morris, who may have been under the effects of alcohol. Although shots were fired, Crawford said, Morris appeared to have been disarmed in the subsequent scrap. In addition, Morris was punched, gouged in the eye and smashed over the head with a bar stool, and it was his blood that marked his path when he fled from the pub and over a nearby fence. DNA was matched with federal databank records which led directly to Morris, who has two prior convictions for robbery. He was arrested in June 2012. › see page 2


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Langley’s Keith Rosenberg and his daughter, Claire, 6, enjoy the artificial-surface outdoor skating rink set up on the weekend at The Shops at Morgan Crossing. Donations for skate rentals were accepted for Semiahmoo Secondary students.

Transportation Minister Mary Polak says party-bus operators in B.C. have been warned they must obey laws that ban liquor consumption by their passengers or face costly licence suspensions. But at the same time, Polak says the province is reviewing the current regulations to check whether they still make sense. A commercial vehicle like a limousine or a bus is considered a public place in B.C. so boozy revellers on board are drinking in public contrary to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and can be subject to a $230 fine and liquor pour-outs. Any drinking in a moving vehicle is also against the Motor Vehicle Act and is a violation of the operators’ licences under the PassenMary Polak ger Transportation Act. transportation “I have made it very clear minister to the operators I have absolutely no difficulty pulling their licences if it’s found any one of them is not in compliance,” Polak said. That message was delivered to operators at a meeting Thursday by officials of B.C.’s Passenger Transportation Board. It comes several weeks after 16-year-old Ernest Azoadam died after riding on a party bus where alcohol was plentiful, despite operator claims it doesn’t permit alcohol or drugs. Police were called Feb. 15 to a gas station in east Newton, where the Vancouver Island student was found unresponsive. Stretch SUVs or buses are often outfitted with nightclub lighting and may act as rolling parties, particularly for those under age, rather than deluxe transportation to an actual event. “It’s kind of tough to swallow that (operators) are saying ‘Look it’s not our fault’ when their advertisements in many cases imply alcohol is going to be part of the celebration these folks are going to be paying for,” Polak › see page 2

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Time for broader review: Polak › from page 1 said. “It’s very troubling.” She said her immediate concern is underage drinking by teens and the associated risks, particularly as grad-celebration season approaches. The party-bus business isn’t a big industry, but Polak said it’s growing and it’s time for a broader review of how the laws apply and whether changes are justified. Legalization of alcohol use on limousines or party buses – strictly for adults –  is one option that might be considered, she said. “Is there any benefit?” she asked. “I don’t know the answer but it’s a question worth asking.” Asked whether the province’s shift to tougher roadside administrative penalties for impaired driving, rather than criminal prosecution, may have fueled the industry, Polak said she doesn’t think so. “This industry has been growing prior to the 0.05 (blood-alcohol level) legislation and the changes that went with that,” she said. “I

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think it’s more a reflection of society’s ideals around alcohol and their own decisions on what’s appropriate and what isn’t.” A provincial review of other jurisdictions found no consistent or obvious approach to regulating party buses elsewhere.

Balancing that, he said, had been a series of prior convictions dating back years. In imposing a sentence, Crawford noted that Canada, unlike its neighbour “to the south of the 49th parallel,” has a very restrictive view on guns “particularly to guns and their use in any criminal behaviour.” Crawford cited the deterrent effect as one of the reasons a jail sentence was warranted, and waived the customary victim-fine surcharge due to a plea from Morris’ lawyer, who cited financial hardship.




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Delta woman convicted in 2010 in death of Alexa Middelaer

Carol Berner has third appeal dismissed at a sentencing hearing just escalated (emotions) to a level I haven’t The Delta woman convicted of seen in 36 years,” said Tarnow, addkilling four-year-old Alexa Mid- ing this may have contributed to the delaer in a 2008 drunklength of the sentence. driving crash had the He also argued the length appeal of her two-and-aof the sentence was out half-year jail sentence disof step with other cases missed by the B.C. Court of involving dangerous drivAppeal Thursday. ing causing death, and with Carol Berner was conBerner’s lack of a criminal victed in 2010 of two counts history she was a “perfect of dangerous driving causcandidate for a community ing death and bodily harm sentence.” and two counts of impaired “She’s been on bail for driving causing death and Alexa Middelaer years now and there’s never bodily harm. been any problem,” he said. Berner’s lawyer, David Tarnow, But B.C. appeals court Justices argued that a one-minute-and-42 Christopher Hinkson, Anne MacKsecond video of the young victim’s enzie and Catherine Ryan deterpreschool Christmas play shown to mined the sentence was well within the courtroom during sentencing the allowable minimum of 18 was influential to the trial judge. months and seven years. “To allow this to have been done Tarnow admitted the trial judge Adrian MacNair Black Press

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Michael Middelaer, speaks to reporters outside court Thursday.

did not actually see the video either, nor could he prove it would have had an effect on his judgment. A written ruling of the appealcourt decision will be issued at a later date. Berner can still take the appeal of her sentence to the coun-

try’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada. “This journey has taken almost five years, which is longer than my daughter was alive,” Michael Middelaer, Alexa’s father, said outside the courtroom. He called the appeal yet another step in the “realm of the ridiculous,” but said that the family is committed to seeing the legal process to its conclusion. As for the Christmas video, Middelaer didn’t think it was unduly influential to the process. “The fact of the matter is, that video was brought in by our family to make the courts and society recognize what we are discussing – we’re discussing the loss of a child,” he said. Berner’s previous appeals of her conviction – to the B.C. Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of

Canada – were both dismissed. Berner’s lawyers had argued the trial judge had erred in finding the destruction of Berner’s Oldsmobile by ICBC, before the defence could have it independently inspected for mechanical defects, didn’t infringe on her right to make a full defence. They also argued Berner was found guilty despite a lack of evidence of impairment. On May 17, 2008, four-year-old Alexa – who attended preschool in Crescent Beach – was feeding a horse in Ladner, when Berner struck and killed her. Alexa’s aunt was also seriously injured. Berner was sentenced to two-anda-half years in prison and banned from driving for five years. Up until the morning of last week’s hearing – when she was required to turn herself in – she had served just days in custody, having been out on bail.

Cheaper flights driving traffic south, poll finds

Travellers choosing U.S. airports Jeff Nagel Black Press

A new poll shows half of Lower Mainland air travellers recently drove to the U.S. to catch a cheaper flight instead of using a B.C. airport. The Insights West online survey found 51 per cent of respondents who flew anywhere in the last two years did so at least once by driving across the border to airports like Bellingham or Seattle. “It was more than I expected,” Insights West senior vicepresident Catherine Dawson said. She said the trend seems to be growing, with 23 per cent saying they cross the line more often to fly now than they did three years ago, compared to six per cent who said they do it less ❝Is the Canadian air often. Lower prices offered out industry ever of U.S. airports were the going to be overwhelming reason, competitive in listed as an important the way U.S. factor by 97 per cent of airlines are?❞ those polled, far ahead of considerations like airline Catherine Dawson preference, ease of border Insights West crossing or whether they have friends or family across the line where they can stay or park their car. Dawson said the 49 per cent who stuck to Canadian airports would include some who didn’t have a choice because they were flying to smaller B.C. towns not served by U.S. airports. Had those been factored out, she said, it might well be that a clear majority of Lower Mainland flyers with an option to fly via a U.S. airport are making that choice.

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Bellingham International Airport has become popular among Lower Mainland air travellers, as cheaper prices drive customers south. The poll found most Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley flyers using U.S. airports were heading to U.S. destinations, while 19 per cent were bound for other international cities. But one finding Dawson called “very surprising” is that seven per cent were crossing the line to take short flights of less than three hours to Canadian destinations and six per cent were taking longer flights back into Canada. Dawson said the cost of flights is the “prime motivator” and air travellers polled were quick to blame both the airlines and

the federal government but not themselves for using U.S. carriers. Fully 97 per cent agreed, 72 per cent strongly, that Canadian airlines need to improve their pricing if they want to prevent Canadians from driving to U.S. airports. They also cited higher taxes and fees adding to Canadian ticket prices. Dawson doubted whether that majority view is logical. “Is the Canadian air industry ever going to be competitive in the way U.S. airlines are? I’m not sure they can. It sort of calls

into question whether Canadians are being realistic or not.” Insights West surveyed 450 Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents, and focused on the 77 per cent of local residents who took a flight of any kind in the last two years. For more details on the poll, visit www. The findings come on the heels of a February poll on cross-border shopping trends that found a large majority of the Lower Mainland’s residents regularly shop in the U.S.


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Three per cent annual increase still proceeding

Property-tax boost axed Jeff Nagel Black Press

TransLink won’t add a temporary property tax increase of $23 per average home that had previously been approved and was to remain in place for this year and next year. Area mayors had OK’d the time-limited tax hike in 2011 as a backup measure in case new funding sources from the province didn’t materialize, although they fully expected Victoria would deliver. When that didn’t happen, mayors last year indicated by a nonbinding vote that they wanted to scrap the tax hike, which would have generated an extra $60 million in property tax over 2013 and 2014. TransLink initially warned last summer that removal of the tax could trigger deep service cuts or project cancellations, because it was already struggling with revenue shortfalls, notably a drop in fuel tax collected. Mayors countered late in the fall, vowing to axe the tax increase and blame the province for any service cuts that ensued if it refused to grant a new revenue source by February.

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New funding for TransLink won’t come via a property-tax boost, it was announced recently. None was forthcoming but TransLink’s board has now agreed to remove the increase, saying enough offsetting money has now been saved through cost cutting. Mayors in Langley, Surrey and White Rock had previously opposed eliminating the property tax hike, fearing that might torpedo the new Highway 1 express bus over the Port Mann Bridge and King George Boulevard B-Line. Those projects are

proceeding, but it will take more money than TransLink now has to fully implement them as originally proposed – higher frequency on the Highway 1 express bus and extending the King George B-line to White Rock. There’s no money in the budget for other improvements proposed in 2012, including a broader bus service expansion and extending SeaBus service on Sundays and holidays. The regional Mayors’


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Cloverdale father claimed he was attacked at baseball game

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A Cloverdale father’s claim that he was assaulted by another dad at a peewee baseball game has been dismissed by a B.C. Supreme Court justice. The incident happened during a boy’s game in Cloverdale’s Greenaway Park in May 2011. According to court documents, David Wheeler’s youngest son was scheduled to umpire a game in which one of Benoit Charland’s sons was playing, but upon arriving late, Charland told the boy to go home. When he went home upset, Wheeler went to the field to talk to Charland. During the conversation, a fight began, during which Charland claimed Wheeler assaulted him, the judgment states. Wheeler, however, said Charland attacked him first and that he acted in self-

defence. An attending police officer deemed the fight consensual. Charland, 48, ended up suing Wheeler and the Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association, but the claim against the association was dropped before the trial. At the trial last fall, Charland didn’t deny he had sent Wheeler’s son home, but testified didn’t want to speak with Wheeler because he was sitting eating a meal. He said he politely asked Wheeler to wait, but that Wheeler called him an obscene name. He said Wheeler became more heated and when Charland finally did start to get up, Wheeler punched him in the eye. The pair then grappled on the grass before being separated. Charland claimed he also suffered a contused kidney as a result of Wheeler kicking him – something he never told police

– and that he was unable to work as a painting contractor for about a month because of his injuries. He said prior to the fight, he told Wheeler “I’ll do you later,” which he said meant “I will meet you later.” Wheeler testified he did not go to the ballpark to fight, but to resolve the situation in hopes Charland would talk to his upset son. As he walked away, he heard Charland say “I’ll do you later,” and when he turned around, Charland came at him with his arms out and he reacted out of fear and threw a punch. In a March 20 decision, Madam Justice Jeanne Watchuk determined neither man was the victim and that the scrap between the two dads was consensual. Watchuk awarded no damages to either party, but said Wheeler was entitled to court costs.

White Rock eyes secondary-suite fee White Rock homeowners who have secondary suites on their properties may soon be facing an annual fee of $250 per suite. A March 25 report from financial services director Sandra Kurylo recommends council authorize the new Secondary Suite Service Fee Bylaw proceed to first, second and third reading. Originally discussed in the lead-up to the 20132017 Financial Plan Bylaw – which was adopted in

January – the fee is based on the premise that secondary suite occupants create additional demands on city infrastructure. Kurylo said the bylaw, if passed, could bring some $250,000 annually to city coffers at a time when a significant infrastructure improvement program is being contemplated for the next five to 10 years. Council was to consider the recommendation Monday, after Peace Arch News press deadline.

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Don’t put tunnel plans back on the shelf


he provincial government this month released its five options to replace the aging and woefully inadequate George Massey Tunnel. The options ranged from building new crossings both over and under the Fraser River, to doing nothing at all. Given the age of the tunnel, its seismic safety issues and the bottleneck it creates, doing nothing is not an option. The George Massey Tunnel needs to go, and residents and motorists alike need something better in its place, preferably an option that includes mass transit. Metro Vancouver projects Surrey and White Rock’s population will grow by more than 75 per cent over the next 30 years. The population of areas such as Delta are projected to increase by 30 per cent over that span. New residents means new commuters, and as anyone who has spent hours stuck in tunnel gridlock knows, the current Highway 99 crossing is not good enough. According to the Ministry of Transportation, tunnel traffic costs the Metro Vancouver economy close to $70 million annually. It should never have gotten this bad, however. This problem has been well-known for years. Just about every political party has failed when it comes to the George Massey Tunnel. In the early 1990s, the Social Credit government of the day commissioned a report that came up with five options almost identical to the five latest suggestions. In 1995, the NDP government hired consultants to look at new crossings on the Fraser River, with the preferred option being the expansion of the tunnel and Oak Street Bridge. Again, those plans were all but ignored. The Liberals’ “H99” concept called for the twinning of the tunnel 10 years ago, in 2003. But that, too, was put on the back burner, as the $3.3-billion Gateway Program was given priority. As seen earlier this month, the issue of the tunnel replacement is being used as a political football in the upcoming provincial election. But all political parties have a share of the blame for bringing us to this point. It is now up to the local candidates to support one of the five options, and follow through on their commitment should they get elected. Regardless of which party wins the upcoming provincial election, the need for a new crossing will remain. The plan to replace the tunnel can’t be put on the shelf the second the election is over, as has happened so many times before.


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ICTORIA – The B.C. election which severely restrict it, squeezing out campaign that’s about to get small business. This team’s ideas are underway will feature lots of talk mostly left over from the last industrial about skills training. It will be everyone’s revolution. top priority, along with a dozen Fortunately there is a mid-term other top priorities. federal government that has Tom Fletcher But since elections are no time acted. Last week’s federal budget to deal with serious issues, don’t launched new programs that the expect much frank discussion next B.C. government will have about ways to redirect our to go along with. increasingly soft, urban society Prime Minister Stephen toward useful work. Somebody Harper’s government didn’t claw might be offended. back post-secondary funds from The B.C. Liberals see lots of B.C. and other inept provinces, skilled, technical jobs on the as some had feared. What we horizon, but they cut their skills got from Ottawa was social training budget and many of engineering, Conservative-style. their MLAs are also looking The centrepiece is the “Canada at a career change. The B.C. Job Grant,” a $5,000 grant to school system, like that of other employers willing to match it provinces, still pushes kids to university and train an unemployed person. To programs that lead to coffee-serving qualify, the province has to match as jobs and the need for another round of well, for a total $15,000 commitment to training. one worker who will have a job to go to. This has been going on since the 1970s, Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne and it’s not confined to B.C. Findlay was one of the Conservatives out The B.C. NDP apparently expects to to promote the budget. She said when coast to victory with the same empty the Canada Job Grant is fully rolled out, rhetoric about “income inequality” and it will fund training for 130,000 people student debt that they’ve been using for a year. Some will be young people, but years. there will also be older workers whose Their only discernible intent is to return skills need upgrading. control over how many apprentices can “If they’re willing to look at the jobs be on a job site to industrial unions, that are available and understand that

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Contamination no trivial matter Editor: Re: Time to rethink water treatment, March 12 letters. In response to the letter by Phil Le Good, some additional information may be helpful for your readers. Disinfection of the White Rock water system is being implemented mainly to provide protection against microbial contamination in the storage and distribution system, and within building plumbing systems. The risk of microbial contamination of the wells is very small, but this is not the main risk. Disinfection with chlorine is only one aspect of a multi-barrier approach to drinking-water safety. There are many kilometres of buried piping in the White Rock distribution system and, like other North American cities, much of it is decades old. Epcor has an ongoing program to monitor, maintain and replace infrastructure as needed, as well as to test the drinking water at various locations within the system. Disinfection will not diminish or bypass those programs. We agree that part of the reason the Walkerton tragedy occurred was that the wells were shallow and vulnerable to contamination. It was a chlorinated drinking-water system; however, the chlorination was not being operated or monitored properly at the time, which contributed to the outbreak. In addition, there are cases where waterborne-disease outbreaks have occurred in non-disinfected, deepwell supplies due to contamination in storage or distribution systems. One example is Alamosa, Colo. in 2008, when a salmonellosis outbreak was caused by contamination of a reservoir by bird fecal matter. There, the wells were deep and protected. The system was not chlorinated at the time of the outbreak; it is now. Other notable examples are Cabool, Mo. in 1989 and Gideon, Mo. in 1993. Both waterbornedisease outbreaks occurred in untreated groundwater systems and involved contamination in the storage and distribution systems. In both cases, illness and deaths occurred as a result of the outbreak. According to a 2001 article in the Journal of the American Water Works Association, which examined waterborne-disease outbreaks in the U.S. and Canada from 1971 to 1998, 30 per cent of the 294 recorded outbreaks were associated with distribution-system problems. Le Good tends to downplay the potential seriousness of White Rock’s boil-water event of 2010. The E. coli detected here indicated the presence of fecal contamination, and the suspected source was bird droppings that entered the Merklin reservoir. The actual numbers of E. coli detected are not really relevant. Any fecal contamination in a drinkingwater system is unacceptable. Fecal contamination can result in illness and death, such as in Alamosa. Epcor takes water safety seriously. It is not a trivial matter. Steve Craik, Epcor water quality and assurance director

n In a letter on the chlorination of White Rock water, I made a couple of simple points which were not understood by Phil Le Good. He waffled about Walkerton as if he was delivering a rebuttal, but there was nothing to rebut. As White Rock and Walkerton are completely different situations, I did not equate them. I used Walkerton as a general and unassailable verity: unchlorinated groundwater can kill. My comment was because some in the community seem to believe groundwater is inherently pure and subject to divine protection. The other simple point I made was that the decision to chlorinate is taken not by the utility but by the

regulating authority; this again to correct a local impression. Phil Le Good chortles triumphantly that no E. coli was found here, which also indicates a misunderstanding of disinfection. There are many other pathogenic microbes, including viruses, against which chlorine protects. A few years back, a town in the Interior discontinued chlorination because of similar loopy logic: no E.coli found. The Health Ministry went nuts and made the town install a residual-chlorine-analyzer at city hall to prove a proper chlorine concentration was maintained 24/7 in the distribution system. I am pleased for the enhanced protection of the health and safety

of my White Rocker friends that chlorination will provide. David Poole, Surrey

Heartfelt appreciation Editor: I am writing to apologize to the lady who walked me home March 15 when I was lost in White Rock. I was so confused and cold that I forgot to thank her or introduce her to the lady who opened the door. I am sorry and give her my heartfelt thanks. Grace Unger, White Rock

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White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin addresses a waterfront rally against more coal-train traffic planned for the route.

Concern over coal-train control Editor: Re: More coal trains unacceptable: mayor, March 12. Finally, something to be proud about from government. British Columbians should be outraged over the lack of accountability of the Fraser Port Authority, which does what they want, under a quasi-federal auspices. However, it is not good enough for local politicians who, for years, have thrown their hands up and said they had no power to do anything. When it comes to a U.S. company trying to dump their coal on us, to enable them to make millions by exporting it out of Canada – all the while environmental reviews in the U.S. make it likely untenable they will have access to coal ports at Cherry Point for years, if ever – it requires us to be ever vigilant in this attempt to use Canada for American gains. The health issues, alone, make one cringe. The tons of coal that will blow from the coal cars is a reality. Their claim that they spray it to stop the blowing, mere talk. Get off your hind end and show support for stopping this environmental boondoggle, which will not, if it comes to pass, even create many jobs here. The U.S. has environmental reviews for this kind of thing. Canadians should be demanding this from every level of government. If those trains go through, eight per day and then 16 or more per day the next year, the route they would take would go near more than 30 schools and our hospitals. This is about our health and our kids’ health. What can be more important than that? Steven Faraher-Amidon, Surrey n Re: Cross-party opposition over coal trains, March 19. When the idea to protest the planned increase in coal trains along the shore of ‘the City By The Sea’ by

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council, I followed up with a few suggestions and facts: This is not a matter between the city and Fraser Surrey Docks. That facility is a marine terminal, they don’t care how the cargo gets there. Fraser Surrey Docks is owned by a multi-billion-dollar Australian corporation; why should they listen to White Rock? Here we have U.S.-mined coal, on a U.S-owned railway, transporting coal to an Australian-owned terminal to be loaded on a Panama- or Monrovia-flagged vessel through our country. Hello, Canada! I suggested the affected municipalities should get together and immediately travel to Ottawa to inform the prime minister about these developments. It would also help our cause if the city would arrange, with the permission of the BNSF, to have an independent geometry study carried out. The roadbed and rails were constructed 100 years ago for 100-metre passenger trains, not 14,000-metre-plus freight trains. Surely, our government can step up to the plate and say no! It requires a high-powered and concentrated effort of all people south of the Fraser River. Wolfgang Schmitz, White Rock n Once again, some folks are ranting at BNSF for hauling coal through White Rock. To the best of my knowledge, the railway has been here since 1902. I think anyone living here before 1902 may have a legitimate right to complain, but for everyone else, didn’t you know there was a railroad here before you moved to the Peninsula? Railroads carry freight all across Canada. If you don’t like it, perhaps you should move to someplace with no railroad. But this time, do your due diligence first. And watch out for airports. Doug Scott, Surrey

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MacDiarmid addresses complaints on low per-capita funding

Health cash not unfair to Fraser region: minister little bit astonishing and hard to believe that we are one of the lowHealth Minister Margaret Mac- est in per-capita expenses.” Diarmid says B.C.’s health fundMartin was careful to acknowling formula doesn’t short-change edge the province’s decisions to Fraser Health, even though the expand Surrey Memorial Hospital health authority receives the lowest and build the Jim Pattison outpaamount of funding of any region tient hospital nearby. on a per-capita basis. But she suggested the planned She spoke out last week rebuild of B.C. Children’s after critics seized on a Hospital should happen recent report of B.C.’s Audiin Surrey, to better serve tor General that shows the younger population Fraser Health’s $2.8-billion profile in Fraser, not at budget for 2011/12 works the current site in Vanout to average spending of couver. $1,585 per resident, much “The ministry underless than other regions. stands we are the fastestIt’s almost twice as high growing region. But we’re at $3,000 per person in the always somehow behind.” Margaret Vancouver Coastal region, Abbotsford politicians MacDiarmid while per-capita spendalso recently held up the ing ranges from $2,370 per-capita funding gap as to $2,550 in the Interior, North- proof of inequity. ern and Vancouver Island health MacDiarmid said Fraser’s growth regions. has been recognized and it gets MacDiarmid said in an interview bigger annual funding increases the allocations fairly reflect the dif- – more than seven per cent on fering needs of each region. average over the past six years “The funding formula does make compared to less than five per cent sense, but it’s not a sound bite,” elsewhere. she said. In terms of per-capita spending, “When you think about the com- MacDiarmid said comparisons to plexity of some of our populations, rural regions aren’t valid. like the Downtown Eastside, it’s “If you look at a health authornot a matter of one size fits all.” ity like Vancouver Island or InteSurrey Coun. Mary Martin, rior or Northern Health Authority, who chairs Surrey’s health advi- there are some communities that sory committee, is the latest in the are incredibly remote and they do region to argue the numbers sug- require more funding,” she said. gest unfair treatment. “It’s just very difficult to serve “I just don’t get it,” she said, not- them as efficiently as in an urban ing Surrey is the fastest-growing riding.” city in the province. Demographics are also factored “We are tremendously under- in – Vancouver Island has a larger funded,” Martin said. “I find it a share of aging seniors who are Jeff Nagel Black Press

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hen Edwin Searcy was told further tests were needed following a prostate biopsy two years ago, he wasn’t concerned. The healthy father of four, 57 at the time, had no symptoms of being ill and was even reassured by his doctor that the results would most likely show a clean bill of health. However, when the results came in a month later, the Crescent Beach resident was hit with the news that he had multiple myeloma – a rare and incurable blood cancer that can lead to bone tumours, organ failure and a weakened immune system. “It wasn’t like something had been wrong with me and you’re wondering what it could be. It was out of nowhere. I’ve basically been diagnosed with an increasingly chronic, somewhat manageable but incurable cancer,” Searcy said. After the diagnosis, Searcy had to face another obstacle: breaking the news to his family. “It was definitely a shock and it was hard to understand, because with this type of cancer, everyone’s case is so different,” Searcy’s daughter, Anneke, said. “We wanted to look for answers, but it’s hard to get any. That made it really hard, and knowing there was no cure for it.” In the two years since her father was Contributed photos diagnosed, Anneke said there have been Anneke Searcy (centre) and Sam Caviglia are planning a fundraiser for April 6 to raise many ups and downs –including a stem-cell money in support of her father, Edwin (left) who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. transplant that failed to put the cancer in The event will feature music from local artists including the Sumner Brothers (below). remission. But Searcy, a former Crescent Hospital Foundations’ hematology clinical United Church minister, credits researchers cancer finds a way around them. So when those drugs are proven not to work trials unit at VGH, which enables patients with developing medication and methods anymore, you go to the frontline to try to receive promising new drugs in order to to treat and manage the disease. other drugs,” Searcy said. “You’re basically assist research into multiple myeloma and Through chemotherapy and drug other related blood cancers. treatments, Searcy – who is now minister of a guinea pig. You have the benefit of accessing a drug that can help you, but “The whole process from being diagnosed University Hill Congregation of the United there is more of a risk. to now, it leaves you feeling a little bit Church in Vancouver – has been able to “I’m benefitting from people who tested shattered,” Anneke said. “But this seemed live his life almost as he did before, with the the drugs I use now, so it’s kind very fitting, as my dad was finishing up exception of medical visits and ❝The whole of like a team effort. It’s patients, with a drug and about to start clinical trials, checkups. process from families, doctors and researchers, to do a fundraiser to support him.” “The good news of this story is The fundraiser is set for April 6 at Elgin that for the first time in history, being diagnosed to all working in concert around Hall, and will include live music from really, they’ve been figuring out now, it leaves you the world.” With Searcy to soon undergo popular Peninsula performers – including how to treat this disease,” Searcy feeling a little bit clinical trials, Anneke wanted to the Sumner Brothers, Phil Dickson and said. shattered.❞ find a way to support her father CavigliaMillerWangWilliams Band – a silent Searcy also noted that two new and others going through the auction and barbecue. Initially the goal was Anneke Searcy drugs have been approved in the same situation. to raise $5,000, but after a donation page United States and will be making The 25-year-old South Surrey resident was set up with help from VGH staff, the their way to Canada within the next year or fundraiser has already brought in $4,700. so. As well, a number of drugs are being put – who was adopted as a baby from Korea in 1988 – and her friend, local musician “You sort of wonder what would happen through clinical trials, with patients testing Sam Caviglia, have organized a fundraiser if I was diagnosed with an incurable cancer, out the effectiveness and side effects. for Vancouver General Hospital and UBC and then you are. You kind of have to live “Eventually some drugs wear off, and A Toyota Certified Used Vehicle will provide you with unrivaled peace of mind and years of satisfaction. Program highlights: • Min. 12 month/20,000 km Powertrain and Roadside Assistance coverage • Warranty honoured at over 1,500 Toyota dealers in Canada and the U.S. • Zero deductible • Extensive mechanical and appearance reconditioning process • 7 days/1,500 km exchange privilege* • First oil/filter change at no charge** • Membership in Club Toyota

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Semiahmoo Family Place awarded $10,000 for breakfast program

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Semiahmoo Family Place has added another day to their nutritious breakfast program, thanks to a financial boost from an unexpected source. When executive director Laurel Tien saw a promotion on her Facebook feed for the Nutella Breakfast Table Fund last year, she decided to apply with no expectation of winning the funds offered to support community foundations offering breakfasts across Canada. At the time, the not-for-profit organization was offering daily breakfasts for families in need during the week, but had no funding to be able to offer something on Saturday. “We had wanted to start a weekend breakfast program for a long time, but being a not-for-profit, we weren’t able to find money for it,” Tien said. “So I fired off an application into the ring.” The promotion, launched by Nutella in September, had more than 400 applicants. Of that number, 20 were selected – including Semiahmoo Family Place. The family resource centre was awarded $10,000 to promote healthy breakfasts and organized a kickoff breakfast to celebrate the launch on March 9. With the funding, the centre will host a Saturday breakfast once a month. The weekend meal features a bit more variety than the weekday offer-

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Semiahmoo Family Place kicked off their new program March 9. ings, including pancakes and waffles. There is also a strong focus on education at all the breakfasts, Tien noted. “Food is a big part of coming together, we have found it offers us another thing to give to new parents coming through the door. Whether they haven’t had a chance to think of themselves as they’ve been focused on children or if they’re reduced-income families, the breakfasts offer the Survey Ad_QrtPg_Leader_BW_P1.pdf really healthy opportunity to try1

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Spencer Barnes a member of Crescent Beach station

New leader for SAR Crescent Beach Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 5 has elected a new leader. Spencer Barnes has now taken the helm of the organization, which is made up of 25 non-paid members. “I have been part of this community for 25 years and I wanted to be involved in something I believe in,” Barnes said. “I grew up boating in the very area we protect.” Barnes has been a member of RCM-SAR5 for nearly four years, and has taken part in 99 trips on the unit’s boat, Vigilant, clocking more than 200 hours of at-sea time in the process. The organization – which responded to 36 distress calls in 2012 – covers the White Rock, Crescent Beach and Boundary Bay regions. For more, visit

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Two Earl Marriott Secondary students made their broadcasting debut earlier this month. Grade 11 students Jazlyn Melnychuk and Justine Wiklo – both in French immersion – were chosen as youth reporters to create reports for CBC Radio’s French-speaking television show Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, which aired on March 6. The girls were chosen from dozens who applied for the competition, Jeun’Info, which provides opportunities for

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lowers are blooming, birds are chirping and local residents are out and about enjoying the sun. It’s official – spring has sprung on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. After a long, dreary winter, the warmer temperatures and brighter skies are a welcome treat for people living in White Rock and South Surrey. The nicer weather is also the perfect opportunity to get outside and try something new this spring. Whether you want to incorporate a little extra activity into your life, or meet some new friends, joining a team or club in the community is a great way to achieve both – and have some fun at the same time. Taking the first step towards a more active lifestyle can be as easy as going for a walk, and with beautiful beaches and several rustic walking trails around the community, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to places to go for a jaunt. If you’d like the camaraderie that comes with walking in a group, Crescent United Church runs a weekly walking club called Crescent Walkers. The group meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. at Camp Alexandra (2916 McBride Ave.) before heading to the beach for a half-hour walk. The group then returns to Camp Alex for coffee and a chance to socialize afterwards. According to Jean Roe, who has been at the helm of the walking group since 1994, the weekly outing offers a great opportunity for community members to

get to know each other and get some exercise. “We welcome anybody to join us,” Roe said, noting there are about 25 walkers who take part in the weekly jaunts, rain or shine. “Crescent Beach is such a wonderful place to walk – all of the parks here are so lovely,” she said. “We’re so lucky to live in a climate like this.” If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than walking, the Semiahmoo Peninsula is home to a couple of great lawn bowling clubs that are on the hunt for new members. This popular sport – which dates all the way back to 13th century London – is played on a 120-foot square of grass called a ‘green.’ The green is divided into rinks that are between 14 and 16 feet wide, and there are usually eight rinks to a green. Often described as being similar to curling, lawn bowling consists of a predetermined number of ‘ends,’ which include the playing of all the bowls on both sides in one direction of the rink. First, a small, white ball called a ‘jack’ is delivered down the surface of the rink and then centered. Players then alternately roll their bowls, the aim being to have their bowl come to a stop as close as possible to the jack. According to Paul Brinton, who is a member of the Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club on North Bluff Road, lawn bowling is a great activity for people young and › see page 19

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house and ensuring it is cool and dry. • Head to the beach. If you want to spend time outdoors, areas by the ocean will have pollen counts that are much lower than in mountainous areas. • Dry clothes indoors. Line-dried clothes may smell fresh, but they can bring molds and pollens indoors and exacerbate allergies. • Shower frequently. After being outdoors, take a shower to rinse off any allergens clinging to hair and skin.

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Young at Heart

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The Mann Park Lawn Bowling Club is getting ready to open for the spring season.

Lawn bowling fun, social game › from page 17 old looking to try something new. “It’s quite fun, it’s very social and you get to meet lots of people,” Brinton said. “It’s also really good exercise, as well as being very inexpensive.” Mann Park is home to about 180 bowlers, and offers various levels of play from recreational to competitive. While the club is busy getting ready for its official opening – set for April 27 – they will also be hosting an open house at the park’s clubhouse on April 13 at 10 a.m. Any new players who are interested in finding out more are encouraged to attend the open house, and Brinton noted the club will be also hosting several days of coaching at the end of April for newcomers to the game. Interested members can visit the club’s website at or call 604-531-0833.

Another local bowling club over on Dolphin Street – the White Rock Bowling Club – is also looking forward to it’s spring opening day on April 20. The White Rock Bowling Club runs year-round on its artificial green, although according to vice-president Bill Torrance, not every member braves the winter weather. “Some of our members have been bowling all winter, but not me,” Torrance laughed. “I think it’s more of a summer sport.” According to Torrance, spring is the ideal time for new players to visit the club, as they will be offering coaching to those who want to try the game. “We have trained coaches that can teach you the game properly, that way if you don’t like it, you don’t have to join.” Anyone interested in finding out more can visit www.whiterockbowlingclub. com or call 604-536-2616.

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Living. This program focuses on low-impact cardio exercises to build stamina. Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace. Cardio Circuit for 55+, held in the Centre for Active Living Cardio Gym, includes dynamic circuit exercises to help you strengthen muscles and burn calories. Thursday or Saturday morning classes begin in early April. Call 604-541-2199. ■ Express yourself with various painting classes. Chinese Brush Painting – introducing oriental materials and tools – begins April 3 at the White Rock Community

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The sounds of Dixieland and retro jazz, presented for listening and dancing by the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society, continue each Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240 (2643 128 St.). Upcoming groups include the Louisiana Joymakers (March 31). Admission is $8 (members) and $10 (nonmembers). Memberships ($15) are available at the door.

Fools Leon Tolchinski has landed a teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. But when he sees people sweeping dust into their houses, and milking cows upside down to get cream, he begins to realize the village is under a curse – of chronic stupidity. To complicate matters he falls in love with his student, Lenya Zubritsky, daughter of the hamlet’s doctor – only to find she is being pursued by a local aristocrat, evil Count Gregor. That’s the premise of Neil Simon’s comedy Fools, upcoming production of White Rock Players Club (April 10-27, Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd.), directed by Ryan Mooney (Lend Me A Tenor, Little Shop of Horrors). Featured players are Hunter Golden (Leon), Sheila Greentree (Lenya), Ryan Johnston (Dr. Zubritsky), Melissa Paras (Sophia Zubritsky), Scott Milne (Count Gregor). Martin Perrin plays the role of Magistrate, while well-known scenestealers Ray Van Ieperen, Paul Ferancik, Clive Ramroop and Helen Volkow have ample scope for winning big laughs as spectacularly dense villagers Snetsky, Slovitch, Mishkin and Yenchna. For tickets ($18, $16 seniors, students and Coast Capital Savings members) call 604536-7535 or visit

Poetry event Can one person make a difference? Can a small group affect change? That’s the question posed by Catalyst for Change: Art in Action! a special evening of readings, personal experiences, art and music by and about people working to create a better world through the arts, Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Semiahmoo Arts space in Centennial Park. Noted author and poet Penn Kemp has chosen Semiahmoo Arts’ literary series: Readings by the Salish Sea, for the inaugural West Coast launch of her new anthology, Jack Layton: Art in Action. Kemp has collected anecdotes about how Jack Layton – her brother-in-law – inspired people from coast to coast to work to create a better world. An honorary life member of the League of Canadian Poets, Kemp is a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, and served as the inaugural Poet Laureate of London, Ontario. Rounding out the evening, local advocates who have used the arts as a catalyst for change will make brief presentations about a variety social and environmental initiatives that have played out at the local, regional and provincial level. As well, Susan Keeping will be on hand to introduce Penn Kemp. There will be opportunities for the audience to engage interactively – with the speakers and in other ways. A no-host bar, art exhibition, decorative elements, and music will add ambience, and Kemp’s book will be available for purchase at the event. In addition to the Kemp event, there is a change of date, for this month only, for the regular Open Mic: Zero to 360 at Pelican Rouge Coffee Company, Central Plaza. From the second Thursday of the month, Zero to 360 moves to the first (April 4), and in honour of Poetry Month, readers are being asked to present poetry, rather than other forms of literature. Also coming up on Thursday, April 25, is From The Edge of the Fraser: readings by Catherine Owen and Warren Dean Fulton. For further information, visit www.

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Peninsula guitarist Doug Towle is set to perform with his new band, Supernatural – A Santana Experience at Blue Frog Studios April 5. The group pays tribute to the music of guitar legend Carlos Santana.

Santana tribute Internationally-recognized Peninsula guitarist Doug Towle will take his music in an exciting new direction next month, with a tribute to one of his own guitar heroes, Carlos Santana. Towle and his new band, Supernatural – A Santana Experience will play Blue Frog Studios, 1328 Johnston Rd., Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.

The concert pays homage to the more than 40-year career of the architect of latin rock, using an all-star seven-piece band to recreate the Santana phenomenon with all the energy and musicianship of the original. Joining Towle (guitars and vocals) will be vocalists Ben Arce and Heidi McCurdy, bassist Pete Davyduck, keyboardist Jillian Lebeck, percussionist Myles Bigelow and drummer Tim Proznick. The White Rock show is a follow up to

Well known local bluesmen Harpdog Brown and the Bloodhounds and the Jason Buie Band will headline White Rock Blues Society’s next dance/concert, Saturday, April 27 at the Rhumba Room of the Pacific Inn Hotel, 1160 King George Blvd. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($20) are available from Surfside Guitars, Tapestry Music and, online, at

Irish poetry Irish poetry is regularly featured the third Wednesday of each month at ‘gastropub’ Slainte by the Pier on Marine Drive, presented by Semiahmoo Arts and the Irish Club. Featured in upcoming evenings will be works by Louis MacNeice, W.B. Yeats, Medbh McGuckian and J.M. Synge. To volunteer to lead or read on poetry nights, call Ray Fynes at 604-542-3667.



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Beans & Rice In the market for the delights of traditional and roots jazz, plus a pasta special? Both are on offer weekly as Red Beans & Rice (also house band for the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society) continues to play Friday nights from 7 p.m. at Porter’s Bistro in Langley Township’s





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Tillers return Singer-songwriter Bruce Coughlan and his Tiller’s Folly bandmates Laurence Knight (bass) and Nolan Murray (mandolin) will be back in the intimate space of White Rock’s Blue Frog Studios March 29 at 8 p.m. for a follow-up concert to their videoed live show there last year. The concert will prominently feature music from the trio’s most recent album, Go The Road, which signalled their shift from their original Celtic/Canadian sound to a more roots/ heartland Americana orientation. In the last 18 months, Tiller’s Folly have been showcased at the Folk Alliance Conference, the Arts Northwest Conference and International Bluegrass Week, and have completed three successful tours of the southern US, including a live appearance before a sold-out house for Nashville’s Music City Roots. Broadcasts of the latter performance will be aired on PBS stations throughout this year, and also on Music City Down Under, a version of the show syndicated in the Australian market.

In May they’ll also appear on the PBS show Bluegrass Underground in Tennessee as well as touring with John Cowan (New Grass Revival, The Doobie Brothers) who also guested on Go The Road. First single from the album, Death & Taxes, featured guest vocals from Cowan and Josh Shilling of Mountain Heart, and was also named Top Social Action Song at the 11th annual Independent Music Awards. For tickets ($35), call 604-542-3055 or order online at http:// newshows.html

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n the 1977 classic movie Slapshot, Charlestown Chiefs goaltender Denis Lemieux – in a bid to find out who’s in charge – famously asks “Who owns the Chiefs?” And while the answer to the goalie’s question wasn’t the Surrey Eagles, they certainly had their way with the Chiefs – Chilliwack, not Charlestown – last weekend, winning twice to stake themselves to a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five secondround series. On Friday, Surrey out-gunned the Chiefs 4-0, and followed up Saturday at South Surrey Arena with a come-from-behind 5-4 win. The Eagles are now just one win away from advancing to the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference finals. Game 3 of the series shifted to Chilliwack Monday night, but the game was played Trevor Cameron after press deadline. Surrey Eagles In Game 1, the Eagles scored early and often, taking a 1-0 lead just 46 seconds into the game when Brady Shaw scored his third goal of the playoffs. Demico Hannoun – who had a pair – and Trevor Cameron also bulged the twine behind Chilliwack netminder Mitch Gilliam before the first intermission. With a 4-0 lead, the Eagles went into more of a defensive mode for the remaining two periods, as neither team was able to score over the final 40 minutes. “We had a really good start in the first, obviously, scoring the four goals,” said Eagles head coach Matt Erhart. “And after that, we just played a real simple game with the lead, and kind of held on.” Michael Stenerson picked up a pair of assists, and goaltender Michael Santaguida picked up his league-best second shutout of the post-season, stopping all 35 shots he faced. One of his best saves came in the second frame when he stopped Chiefs’ Ryan Donohoe from in close, and Josh Hansen also hit the post in the same period. The only negative for Surrey was the team’s misfiring power-play, which went 0-for-10. The Eagles scored first Saturday, too –

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Surrey Eagles forward Nic Pierog celebrates a goal during the third period of Saturday’s game against the Chilliwack Chiefs. Cameron converted an Adam Tambellini pass at just past the eight-minute mark of the first period – but unlike Friday’s affair, the lead didn’t last. Chilliwack scored three times in the second period – two off the stick of Donohoe, including one short-handed – and Austin Plevy added the other. Cameron again scored for the Eagles, who trailed 3-2 heading into the third period. In the third, it was Cameron again who

drew the Birds even, completing his hat trick 7:30 into the third period when his shot from the slot beat Gilliam. Surrey took the lead five minutes later when Nic Pierog slid the puck into the net during a goal-mouth scramble. Stenerson – who is third on the team with seven points in six playoff games – and Chillwack’s Spencer Graboski – who scored with his team’s net empty – traded goals in the final four minutes but the home team

couldn’t get the equalizer. “We knew they’d come out really hungry, and they’re a very good team – they only had two less wins than us during the regular season,” Erhart said. “But we’ve come back from being down a goal before, and there was no panic in our game. “Going into the third, we just wanted to win the period, and that way we’d at least get it to overtime. But we knew we still had › see page 30




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Sea Wolves third in B.C. finished first in four different freestyle distances and the 200-m If Brad Dingey or any members butterfly, and was third in the of his Pacific Sea Wolves Swim 50-m free and 100-m fly. Club seem to have a little extra Kanata Kitagawa, 11, won jump in their step these days, it’s gold in the 100-m and 200-m well-deserved. fly and silver in both the 200-m After all, earlier this month, and 400-m individual medley the South Surrey-based club – and the 200-m and for which Dingey ❝We have as talented 400-m free; 13-yearis head coach a group of swimmers old Alexander – turned in its Blaskovich was as we’ve ever had first in 1,500-m best showing at since I’ve been here.❞ free, second in two provincials in its history. butterfly swims Brad Dingey At provincial swim and the 400-m IM, swim coach championships in and third in the the Victoria, which were 200-m IM and a pair of freestyle held Feb. 28-March 3, the Sea events. Wolves placed third out of 44 Bailey Mothe, 14, scooped clubs, and 33 PSW swimmers a bronze medal in the 200-m returned home with at least one backstroke, and had top-eight medal. finishes in four other events, “There were some great results, while Esmee Smit-Anseeuw, absolutely,” said Dingey. also 14, won gold in both the “The team swam really 100-m and 200-m fly, silver in well, and now we’ve got some the 400-m IM and bronze in the momentum heading into the rest 100-m and 200-m breaststroke of the spring.” and the 200-m IM. In total, PSW won 12 gold, 17 Mason Lin, 15, also climbed silver and 11 bronze medals, led to the top of the podium in by 15-year-old Edwin Zhao, who Victoria, finishing first in the Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

One win from Round 3 › from page 29 a chance to win it, too.” Again, the Eagles’ normally potent powerplay sputtered, going 1-for-6. With the series shifting to Chilliwack for the next two games, Erhart said the game plan would remain the same. “Hopefully, for us, nothing changes,” he said. “We’ve beat them at home twice since Christmas, but they’re a good team. I assume it’ll be another good, close game.” If Chilliwack wins Monday to extend the series, Game 4 would be tonight (Tuesday) in Chilliwack. Game 5, if necessary, would be Wednesday in South Surrey. In the other Coastal Conference semifinal, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs lead the Victoria Grizzlies 2-0. Game 3 was played Monday night in Victoria. In the BCHL’s Interior bracket, the West Kelowna Warriors and Penticton Vees are the last two teams standing, and will face off in Interior Conference finals March 29.

200-m breast, while also adding silver medals in the 100-m breast and 200-m and 400-m IM. Rounding out the club’s individual medallists was Olivvya Chow, who – swimming in the senior female division – won gold in the 200-m IM, silver in the 200-m and 400-m freestyle and bronze in the 100-m freestyle. A Pacific Sea Wolves 14-andunder relay team – made up of Mothe, Smit-Anseeuw, Trista Tetrault and Emily Liang – also won silver in the 200-m medley relay swim. “The depth of talent on our club is really a strengh, from our 17-year-old swimmers down to our 11 year olds,” said Dingey, who has coached the club since 2004. “We have as talented a group of swimmers as we’ve ever had since I’ve been here.” PSW was in Richmond last weekend at the LMR Championships, and next month some swimmers will return to Victoria to compete at world championship trials.



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Silver for Aquasonics The B.C. Aquasonics national stream synchronized swim team took home a silver medal at Syncro Canada national qualifier championships Friday in Calgary. The Surrey-based team – which includes Cloverdale’s Erin Williams and White Rock’s Natasha Heine and Mackenzy Higgins – posted a score of 71.9, which was good enough for second place at the competition, which was

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Erin Williams was sixth in a solo event. the largest in Canadian history, according to an Aquasonics press

release. More than 700 athletes from across the country took part in the event. Earlier last week, the Aquasonics senior team also placed sixth in the combo final, and Williams was sixth in the Senior FINA technical solo event. The Aquasonics’ 13to 15-year-old national stream team also fared well in Calgary, vaulting from 14th to eighth in a single day, which earned them a spot in Saturday’s final. – Nick Greenizan

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A few of the more than 4,400 fans who watched the BC AAA Boys Basketball Championship final game cheer on the White Rock Christian Academy Warriors. WRCA lost the game to Walnut Grove.

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Hoops attendance grows said Jared Harman, the LEC director of business development. More than 6,000 fans took in The boys tournament drew the respective B.C. AAA boys and a total of 15,648 fans over the girls provincial basketball cham- course of the five days. There pionship finals at the Langley were also another 25,635 fans Events Centre earlier this month. who watched portions of the During the boys final on March tournament online, including 16, 4,443 fans watched the Wal- 4,584 on the final day. nut Grove Gators capture their All of the numbers represented first title in school – and Langley an increase over the first two – history with a 59-53 victory years of the championships, over the White Rock Christian which just completed their third Warriors. year in the LEC’s arena bowl. And the week prior, on March “For us, with the boys tour9, a total of 1,718 fans were in nament, our goal is to increase attendance to see the South Kam- the attendance every year, which loops Titans defeat the Brook- were able to accomplish,” Harswood Bobcats 59-49. It was the man said. Titans second straight provincial The girls tournament, which title. is contested in the gymnasium, “Generally speaking, we were came to the LEC for the first time very happy (with the numbers),”  in 2013. Gary Ahuja Black Press

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BOYACK, Richard William May 24, 1919 - March 21, 2013 Richard was born in Calgary, AB and farmed for many years with his father, George, and son, George, in the Keoma area. Richard had great pride in his service as flight engineer with the RCAF during WWII. He loved to travel in his RV, socialize over a cup of coffee with his many friends, and discuss the newest models of cars, trucks and tractors. He lived a long and fruitful life with many accomplishments of which we can be proud. Richard was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara and his brother, Alan. He is survived by his four children: Isabel (Bill) Hay, Gwen (Jeff) Mackenzie, George (Shirl), and Dave, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In lieu of owers donations can be made to: Peach Arch Hospital Foundation, 15521 Russell Ave, White Rock, BC, V4B 9Z9.

KIRKWOOD, Lloyd Nov. 18, 1920 - March 18, 2013

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his wife Edith, daughter Cheryl (Sterling), grandchildren Brendan, Jennifer (Jason) and great grandchildren Elouise and Simone. A Celebration of Lloyd’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26th at the Church Of The Holy Trinity, Foster St. & Roper Ave, White Rock In lieu of owers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society. STEWART, KENNETH E. With sad hearts our dear father, grandfather, and friend to all passed away Feb 16, 2013. Born May 30, 1930. Predeceased by his wife Mary Stewart 1996, and grandson Mark Dreger 2008. He is missed by son Marshall, daughters Lenore (Mark), Trish (Dean), 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandson. Celebration of his life, April 6, Fraser Downs race track, 1pm. RIP, Dad, grandpa. Love and miss you always.

CHURCH, Mollie, 89, passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on March 18. She was born in Cannington Manor, Saskatchewan, the oldest child of Ed and Doris Maher. When her parents moved to White Rock in the 1940’s Mollie wasn’t far behind. In 1947 she married Jack Church a Navy sailor she met before leaving Saskatchewan. Together with their daughter they spent 20 years in California before returning to this area to be closer to their families. Mollie worked in banking for most of her working years which may explain why her business affairs are perfectly in order. With her mild temperament, loud laugh and sassy sense of humour Mollie maintained many connections. She played bridge with a passion, volunteered with the Peace Arch Auxiliary, the Stroke Club, the Osteoporosis group, CWL, ran her condo association for many years and stayed in regular touch with her banking friends. She always worked efficiently, without fanfare and got the job done. Mollie was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by her daughter Marcia and son-inlaw Dale Swanson, granddaughters Shayla (Matt Parks) and Rayna (Connor Donnelly), brother Bill Maher, niece Cheri Sutherland, nephew Alex Lagasse, brother-in-law Larry Church, as well as cousins Nora Zelter, Barb and Brian Haynen, Madge and Albert Cantin, Elaine Jensen and many other loving relatives and friends . A heartfelt thank you to the kind and capable nursing staff at the Peace Arch Hospital and Morgan Place. Also, thank you to family and friends for the very attentive support during all of Mollie’s trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, we missed the Peace Arch News deadline to announce the funeral. It was held on Friday, March 22 at the Star of the Sea Catholic Church in White Rock. If interested, please consider a donation to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be offered at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

Nemesvari, O. Ervin passed away peacefully at home at the age of 90 surrounded by loving friends. Ervin immigrated to Canada in 1957 under the Hungary Revolution. He made a hard working successful life for himself in the Yukon, Vancouver and eventually White Rock for the last 30 years. Ervin’s cremated remains will be laid to rest in Budapest next to his parents. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

WATTS, Barbara Fawns Barbara Fawns Watts (PattĂŠ) born in Ramsgate, Kent, England on December 20, 1920 passed away peacefully March 18th, 2013 at the age of 92. Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Douglas Lorne Watts. She is survived by her daughters Deanna Pedersen (John Sola); LaVerne Hogg (Gordon), her grandchildren Tracey LaMarre (Rob); Michelle Pedersen; Blair Hogg (Tiffany) and her great grandchildren Alexa, Ray, Bryson, Creeghan and Ava. The family would like to thank the staff (2nd floor) of the Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion for taking such good care of her and for their patience and compassion. To fulfill Barbara’s wishes, there will not be a service but the next time you think of her, please raise your glass and give a toast to “Barb the Dancerâ€?.

William R. MacGregor October 2, 1926 March 30, 2013 Bill our loving father, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2013 with family and friends by his side, at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary; daughter Bonnie (John); son Bill (Carmen); grandchildren Alison, Sarah, Michael, Humberto, Carmelita, & Cameron; great grandchildren Ashton & Alex. Dad was a loving husband and devoted father. He enjoyed fishing, hockey, softball and building in his workshop, making many items for all until his final years. He was a remarkable friend to many and will be forever missed. A celebration of Dad’s life will be held on Saturday March 30, 2013, 2:00pm at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72nd Avenue, Surrey BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society British Columbia will be much appreciated. For online condolences, please go to


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• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... ASK US ABOUT OUR FEATURED INDIAN CUISINE

Kristy 604.488.9161 or Visit us at: www.



Best Massage, facial, thai herbal, hot stone, head to toe pkg $78 up!


188 604.503.BARK (2275) DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office. 604-777-5046


PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184



PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. 604-762-4657/604-764-6416

Why Flatten Your Textured & Popcorn Ceilings? So it is lovely & easy to look at, easy to clean & easy to repair. It increases the value of your home. CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796 THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047



ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs, etc. Guaranteed work. Ph 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

604-475-7077 ELECTRICIAN - Dana Thompson Over 23yrs exp. Res/Comm. Free est. Bonded. #14758 604-353-1519



FENCES DECKS, Home Construction & Repairs Proudly serving White Rock / South Surrey for over 10yrs. Lic. & Ins.

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092

Dave 604-306-4255



Professional Installations for a Great Price!

Repairs to all major appliances

Fully insured with WCB.

Call (604)538-9600




~CHOICE CARPET CLEANING~ Free Estimates. Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025 (24 hr) 788-688-0117



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• MONEY TODAY! • Instant Approvals • No Credit Checks • Privacy Assured


• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service


CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.




C & C Electrical Mechanical


1440 George St. White Rock

Please e-mail resume: or Fax: (1)604.472.2136

CLEANING SERVICES PENINSULA Window Washing Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing


Borrow Against Your Vehicle!



Live-In / Live Out Full-time / Part-time





Call: 604-385-1668

for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST! All Unemployed Start Now!!!



Drivers avail for appts etc. Nurses, Care Aides avail. 604-779-8579



Stylist chair rental available at Hair Eclipse, White Rock. $600 per month. Full time. Call Ildiko. 604-560-5110


Thai Certified Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm W.Rock 604-314-6819

Apply in person or email to:

Please reply by email at: ONLY with subject heading “English Teacher” Location: White Rock and South Surrey All suitable applicants will be contacted. Please, no phone calls about this job.

RESPITE Caregivers



JOB DESCRIPTION We are currently looking for qualified & enthusiastic candidates for English teaching positions. DUTIES: Initiate, facilitate & moderate classroom discussions -Prepare course materials such as discussion topics, assignments and handouts REQUIREMENTS Native English speaker, passion to teach and love to impart knowledge and values to the others Excellent communication skill, approachable and always happy to listen and talk to your students. -Good at mobilizing beginners oral communication - Longer lived in White Rock, familiar with the local environment of the community - Education background or English training worker is preferable. SALARY Negotiable.




EXCELLENT MASSAGE $25.00 for 30 min.


Apply by email to:


NOW HIRING P/T SALES ASSOCIATES for our Morgan Crossing and Langley Crossing locations.





P/T Pro Shop Clerk


Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628


SALES ASSOCIATES LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults. 1-888-598-4415

~ no phone calls please ~

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.



Peace Portal Par 3 Golf Course



EXPERIENCED strata manager required for Abbotsford and Surrey Must be organized, work well under pressure and results oriented. Resume and cover to:

OWNER OPERATORS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Owner Operators for our Surrey based terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Email a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: or Call Bev 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted. 33



SPRING Special Engineered Laminate Floor Installation $2.75 sq/ft. Call Mario 604-839-9512


Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070

E & M MAINTENANCE WINDOW WASHING D Windows Out & In D Gutters cleaned In & Out D Pressure Washing D Serving W. Rock for over 30 yrs D Lic. & WCB insured. D Free Est. Seniors Discount

Eric 604-541-1743 PERFECT CLEANING SERVICE. I will clean your home as clean as my own. 15 yrs exp. 604-589-2038. CHRISTINE’S CLEANING. Reas. & Honest. You won’t be disappointed. Seniors Disc. Call 604-328-3733. EUROPEAN LADY 18yrs exp. Home &office cleaning & laundry, Moving, Wkdays & wkends Small or Big jobs. Ref’s. 604-825-1289. ECO GREEN Cleaning Divas Detailed residential cleaning. (778)323-4262




SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662



GARDEN TOPSOIL $20 per yard. Mushroom manure $10/yard. Delivery available with 5 yard dump trailer. 604-768-7571 or 604-856-4255.

CONCRETE. Remove & Replace. Specializing in driveway, patios, sidewalks, etc. All types of finishes. FREE Estimates. 604-996-6878.

CHICKEN MANURE You Haul - $55 per load (604)574-5942

ALL Concrete Brick, Block & Stonework. Good job - Good price. Call Enzio (604)594-1960

Landscaping & Lawn Maint. *Grass Cutting *Hedge Trim *PowerRaking *Fencing. Free Est. 778-688-3724.







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PLUMBING ALEX MECHANICAL Heating, Plumbing & Gas Fitting. Licensed, Bonded & Insured. (604)761-3729

JAPANESE GARDENER 604-328-2993 Pruning - Trimming - Power Rake Re-Seeding - Moss Control Weeding - Yard Clean-up *All Work Guaranteed * Reas Rates ~~ FREE ESTIMATES ~~ Fukushima Landscaping & Gardening Services

778-227-2431 WALT’S

A1 BATH RENO’S. Bsmt suites, drywall, patios, plumbing, siding, fencing, roofing, landscaping, etc. Joe 604-961-9937 or 604-581-3822


Lawn Mowing Trimming & Edging Yard Improvements Planting/Gardening/Weeding Yard Clean-up / Care Rubbish Removal ~ R E A S O N A B L E R AT E S ~



Jay 604-513-8524 .

Expert Lawn Management


604.510.6689 20437 Douglas Crescent Langley



Call Mike 604-671-3312

SPECIALIZING IN: Spring Services, Clean-ups, Lawn Cutting, Power raking Aerating, Weeding & Pruning. White Rock Owned & Operated Since 1992



Residential ~ Commercial ~ Strata - Acreage Mowing - Lawn Mowing - Fertilizing Programs - Weeding - Pruning / Hedge Trimming - Leaf Clean-up - Garden Design - Yard renovations - WCB Insured

Free Estimates Now signing up 2013 Comm. & Strata Properties.

Nathan 604-377-8034

Lawn Mowing - Cleanups Hedges - Pruning - Dethaching Power Washing Rubbish Removal - Odd Jobs Serving since ‘86 - Insured

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627


CHEAP GUTTER CLEANING ONLY $95. Pressure Washing; driveways, sidewalks, siding, etc. 604.861.6060

Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064 A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovation’s. Available for work. 604-532-1710 20YRS exp. in tiles, hardwood, bath and kitchen reno’s and more visit or call 604-916-0046

Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989

Call for FREE in-home consultation In-house design team and cabinet shop Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true! Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092

(778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Mainland RooďŹ ng Ltd. 25 yrs in rooďŹ ng industry

Always! Delivering Top Soil, Bark Mulch, Sand and Gravel, Spreading services. Simon 604-230-0627




Big Valley Auction 604-857-0800

RUSSELL TILES No Job Too Small. 18 yrs on the Peninsula. All types of tile & laminate floors. Install & Repair. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976


ANTIQUE AUCTION Preview 9:00am


TREE & STUMP •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077 AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Repairs & new installs. Furnace, Boilers, Hot water tanks etc. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801. FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841



removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778 10% OFF with this AD

Honest Man Rubbish removal. Fast on his service,best rates, clean-up, handyman Services. 604-782-3044

Seniors Discount RELIABLE, SERVICE 7 days a week

Member of Better Business Bureau

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More


- Since 1981 Clean, professional work Free No Pressure Estimates * Brush / Roll or Spray / Paper Hanging.

Call Bill Mutch 604-833-1448 604-538-4408

20% off labour for seniors 55+ or 10% off with mention of this ad. Licensed, bonded and insured. Guaranteed work.

(778)998-6420 CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber Furnace Boilers, Hot Water Tanks Hot Water Heat, Plumbing Jobs. Furnace cleaning with truck mounted machine

Interior & Exterior Painting ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!!

604-507-4606 or 604-312-7674



604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

UNDER $100

UNDER $300

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM! On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!


Rubbish Removal

PETS 477


Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: BOXER pups, flashy, males, ckc reg, vet check, nice pedigree. Boston Terriers, call (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331


STAIRLIFT (Stannah Model #4200, used only 2 months) for 17 stairs but can be shortened. $1500. Call 604-541-8121.



***HOME PHONE RECONNECT*** Toll Free 1-866-287-1348 Cell Phone Accessories Catalogue Everyone Welcome To Shop Online at:

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

We’ll Move it All ~ Free Estimates ~

Call 604-813-9104

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!!

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

MATTRESSES starting at $99


Single Item to Multiple Loads


Dining Room table w/leaf 4 chairs $225; sofa (cream floral) $350; both exc condition. 604-531-9964

*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379

Household / Construction

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !


DININGROOM SUITE - Teak table/4 chairs, China cabinet, 3/seat Settee. $750/set. 604-812-7531.







LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 - 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

THOMASVILLE DESK - good cond. $250: Moving. (604)992-0724


~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates

CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME Unit # 4 - 26157 FRASER HWY., accredited appraisals available





Furniture, Artwork, Bronzes Crystal, China, Collectibles

MAHOGANY Cabinet - nice unit $75: Call (604)992-0724


Vincent 543-7776


March 27th @ 5:00pm

Eastcan RooďŹ ng & Siding

MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates. Free Est. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458

APPLIANCES Peace Arch Appliance

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!


RENE’S SPRAY & BRUSH PAINTING 778-855-5361 “White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989�




Emerson’s Contracting 604-524-2451, 604-535-0566



Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

Affordable Sid’s 1ton, 3ton 5ton for moving & clean-up. 10% Srs disc. W.R. Owned 86. Sid 604-727-8864




BRO MARV PLUMBING $49 Service Call. 24 Hrs. Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, Plugged drains. (604)582-1598 or (778)714-2441

FITZPATRICK’S Moving and Storage. Insured, Great rates, Local, Islands, Okanagan & Alberta. Call John (604)779-2278

Quality workmanship since 1968 Commercial - Residential



SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

Renovation Specialist

Always! Landscaping Services, Pwr Raking, Delivery, Spreading, Yard &Rubbish cleanup 604.230.0627


GUTTER CLEANING, window cleaning and pressure washing. Over 20 yrs exp. 778-384-4912


YARD CLEAN-UP, Lawn cut, power raking, aerating, hedge trimming, & fertilizing. Senior disc.604-773-0075

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, 30 yrs exp., Prompt Prof. Service Simon 604-230-0627

SENIOR’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Semi-Retired businessman. Honest - Reliable - Insured. Call Brad for free estimate. 604-837-5941

Aster Landscaping & Gardening Services. Garden cleanup, Power raking, aerating. Spring Cleanup. Reas Rates. (604)719-8663

Purebred Bernese Mountain dog pups, not reg. Chilliwack family raised, all shots $900 604-845-2125




PUG available for stud service. He is a rare silver male, purebred but not registered. Also Golden retriever (not reg.) avail for stud (OFA hips & cert eyes) Mission 604-820-4827

Call (604) 889-6552

AT YOUR SERVICE. Carpentry, Concrete, Painting, Rubbish Removal. Call Dave (604)999-5056


PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357


Local & Long Distance


NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

Call Ian 604-724-6373


A Cut Above Yard Maintenance



Lawn & Garden Care




WHITE ROCK FLEA MARKET ~ STAR OF THE SEA HALL ~ 15262 Pacific Ave., White Rock. Saturday, April 6th, 9 am ~ 2 pm






MR. Cleanz Power Washing. Best job, lowest price. I clean it all. Call Cam 604-603-7498




.Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.




10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

Deep Tissue & Relaxation Massage & Skin Care


QualiďŹ ed Professional Hedge Trimming & Pruning Spring Cleanups

SATURDAY March 30 8 till 4pm Garage Sale. Rain or Shine. Kids books, kitchen items, arts and crafts. 2669 171 St. South Surrey

Blissful Massage

320 • TREE Pruning & Top • Hedge Trimming • REMOVE Trees, Bamboo, Blackberry & Stumps *Seniors Disc. *Insured *24 yrs.



Yardworks & Powerwashing

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $1000 (604)308-5665

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CRESCENT BEACH. Cute & Cozy 2 Level Cottage, 2 bdrms 5 appls, NS/NP. Suits 1 or 2. Incl gardener. $1500/mo + utils. 604-649-7115.

Large bright 1 bdrm suite $875/mo Avail. now.

CRESCENT BEACH. Short term. Beautiful, priv. executive furnished home. Sunny 1/3 acre. May - Oct. (flex). N/S. $2850. 604-538-8768.

WANTED: Antiques & Collectable’s of all sorts.


Appraisals done - Top Prices Paid-

Please call Tom Douglas Phone/Fax: (604)595-0298 35 years exp.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ANTIQUE ORGAN hi back style, decorative & refinished $1000/obo. Photos avail. Call 604-541-9619.

Incl Heat, H/Water, Prkg & Cable.

Ocean Park Townhome Pallisades Well cared for 2 bdr+den, dbl garage, full unfin’d bsmt, 2 patios, 2 pets ok. 1/blk to shops/all amens. Call Daphne at 604-531-1909 Hugh & McKinnon Rlty $559,900

Piano: GERARD HEINTZMAN upright piano. $200/obo. Good cond. (604)272-9951



GOLD CARTS - Sun Mountain, 3 wheels $75; Bag Boy, 3 wheels $75. Call (604)538-5281



America’s Best Buy! 20 Acres-Only $99/mo! $0 Down, No Credit Checks, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Owner Financing. West Texas Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure 1-800-755-8953



STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualification Required! FLEXIBLE TERMS! Cloverdale 60th &176th Spacious 708sf. 1 bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req. 604-626-9647



Active Senior 1 & 2 BEDROOM All amenities/ swimming pool. Utilities included Close to shopping Concrete highrise, NS/NP. Well maintained in White Rock Call 604 - 538 - 5337

Affordable Housing for Seniors

55 and older, 1 bedroom suites. 2 bedroom handicapped unit. Smoke free/no pets



S. Surrey, 2603 151 St. Call Mon-Fri btwn 9am-noon.

604-538-8308 Beautiful & Affordable Kiwanis Park Place For Adults 55+ rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm. units from $751 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service. CLOVERDALE - Townhouse Polygon - Gated updated 3 bdrm duplex rancher with 2.5 baths &, walkout daylight bsmt. Main floor living includes master bdrm, ensuite, W.I. closet, kitchen, family room, etc. Located in a small greenbelted complex. Asking $564,900. Call 604-576-0417.



WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

Call 604-538-9669 for information or to visit.

Call 604-209-2004 or 604-842-2916

Call for appointment.


White Rock - 1371 Fir St.



WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm, $865/mo, 2 bdrm $995/mo. Avail April 1. Quiet, well kept building. Hot water incl. Nr shops, bus, & hospital.

Call 604-538-4599

- concrete tower - cat friendly Professionally Managed by Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP

WHITE ROCK Newly reno’d 1 bdrm quiet bldg, avail Apr 1st. $800/mo. incl heat, htwr & prkg. Sorry, no pets. Call: (604)538-8408 WHITE ROCK. *Studio & *1Bd stes clean quiet adult oriented bldg, nr bus/shops. Avail now, 1 yr lease. fr $690 incl heat h/w. 604-560-9841 ~ MOVE-IN ALLOWANCE $150 ~ WHITE ROCK - SUNSET VILLA. 1 bdrm with d/w, lrg balc, concrete bldg, f/p. $875 incl heat & h/w. 1 Blk from Semiahmoo Mall. Avail now. Call for appt to view 604-541-6276

SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Crescent E. 2 bdrm apt. $880/mo. incl. heat. Pet friendly, near all amenities. Community garden. 604-451-6676 WHITE ROCK: 1 & 2 Bdrm ste top flr in quiet bldg, $825 & $985/mo inc heat, H/W & h/wd flrs N/P Apr1. 604-916-5507 / 604-218-1535

WHITE ROCK - Ocean view, quiet 1 bdrm suite, $975/mo. Priv. ent. w/d, lrg windows to south. Absolutely n/s, n/p. 1 car only. Refs req. Avail. now. (604)551-2955


Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663

15321 Russell Ave

White Rock 1 bdrm sep ent sh ldry sm pet ok cls to PAH, N/S. $800. Suit mature sngl/cple 604-531-9357



WHITE ROCK; unobstructed view, 2 bdrm condo, own lndry/prkg. On Marine Dr. $1600/mo. Now. Call: 778-928-8190 or 604-377-1967

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED WHITE ROCK: SHORT TERM furn exec rental. 1 bdrm, spac kitch & liv/rm. Inc lndry/ph/internet & prkg. Lower than hotel cost, $1500. Avl now. 604-536-8595, 778-881-4223

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WHITE ROCK approx 1100 SQ/FT commercial space for lease on Marine Drive (East beach) for any kind of business - can be divided in two. More info: 604-377-1967.

OCEAN Park: 3 bdrm rancher w/ loft. 2.5 baths. 2500 sq ft. Fenced yard & hot tub. Long term $1900 + utils. April. 604-541-8792 OCEAN VIEW Ocean Pk 3bdr +den s.s. appls, pool, hottub, double grg ns/np May1. $2875. 604-542-0152



S.Sry lge 2 bdrm fully reno’d sh w/d nr all ament Avail. now. $1200 incl utils (778)552-2883, 604-202-0402

SOUTH SURREY, 4 bdrm., 2 full & 2 part baths. fam. room., lge. lot, $2500 mo. Avail. immed. Refs. Lease Call 778-565-3155

WHITE ROCK. Exec 3 bdrm upper ste, 2bth, jacuzzi, games rm or office, new kitchen, new appls, new paint, gas f/p, covered deck, quiet area. NP/NS. Avail now or April 1st. $1500/mo + utils. 604-536-5786.

S. Surrey 1 bdrm coach hse, 4 appl ns/np, ideal for 1 person Avail now, $1025 incl util/sat TV 604-536-9125


S. SURREY, 3/bdrm Rancher on acreage. Newly reno’d. 5/appli, 3 car garage. Walk to schools. $3000/mo. Immed. (604)541-9082

S SURREY, 1828 Lilac Dr. 1540 sq ft. 3/bdrms T/H. 3 baths. $1825/mo. N/S, N/P. Immed. 604-809-2445

SURREY 146/81Ave. Brand New 5 bdrm house, 4baths all new appls. walk to elem/hi schls. Ns/np. $2000 Now. 604-572-0192, 778-686-6625


WHITE ROCK; 180* unobstructed view, 1 blk to west beach. 3 Bdrms + den, 3 lrg decks incl patio furn, 6 appls + f/p. Avail Apr 1st. Pref long term. $3200 + all utils. Pets ok. (778)294-8484 or (604)842-8423





I make sure your home is taken care of while you are away on holidays or business. Managing your mail, lawn & plant care, etc. Giving you peace of mind. Licensed ~ Local lady

Darlene 604-309-4003

2002 FORD TAURUS SE Loaded. Must sell. $1200/obo. Call: (778)237-4044

2005 FOCUS ZXT WAGON auto, low kms. 125K LOADED MINT $4950 OBO 604 535 5997



WANTED: an older pick up truck in the $2500 range. No Dealers. Call 604-710-4636

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OFFICE/RETAIL Rosemary Centre 2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, second floor office 650 sq.ft., and two ground floor office/retail units 1012 & 1052 sq ft. in quiet Rosemary area.


Size not exactly as shown

Call 536-5639 to view & for rates

OCEAN PARK. Room with ensuite w/i closet, good view, prkg, nr bus, NS/NP, $675 incl util 604-531-8147



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S. SURREY. Large 2 bdrm. grnd. flr in 4-plex. W/D, F/P, storage, prkg. fncd yrd. NS/NP. $1040 incls. heat & hydro. Apr 1 or 15 604-535-2197.

HUGE WALK-OUT SUNDECK. 2 Bdrm 1 Bath - Newly Reno’d VERY SPACIOUS - 1400 SQ/FT. Garage Parking. Insuite Laundry. NS/NP. $1600/mo incl ALL utils.


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OVER looking Pier in White Rock 1 & 2 Bd suites starting at $895 incld HT & HW, ocean views. LSE, NP, NS. Call Valerii 604-767-9429. CB MacPherson Real Estate Ltd


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In well maintained, newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incld. No pets, no BBQ’s.

Bachelor suite - $635 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets

NEWER - only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, Fully Equipped 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Floor to ceiling storage + storage room in garage. 6 S/S appli. D/W, W/D, & Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. NO - Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor patio. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping & transit. Close to schools. $1800/month. Available. May 1.

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Bachelor $765/mo. 1 Bdrm from $885/mo.

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CRESCENT Heights, newly renovated, clean 1bdrm bsmt ste., walk to Crescent Beach, Avail Apr 1st. W/D & all utils incl. $1000/m 604-613-0633 or 778-888-4435.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Peace Arch News


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Peace Arch News, March 26, 2013  
Peace Arch News, March 26, 2013  

March 26, 2013 edition of the Peace Arch News